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Homemade Lemon Blueberry Scones

Before we were married, my husband and I took a trip to England. While we were there we grew to love many things British, including tea and scones. When we returned from our trip to the United Kingdom, we started making our own scones. We’ve been making some version of this homemade lemon blueberry scone recipe for nearly two decades! Perhaps it’s a little bit Americanized for scones, but they’re really easy to make and so delicious.

These scones have never lasted more than 24 hours in our house, so I have no idea how long they actually COULD last! I imagine they’d be fine for a couple of days – similar to a muffin or some other baked good.

We usually always have blueberries in the fridge or freezer, so this is my go to recipe for Sunday brunch or anytime we want something yummy for breakfast. I can typically mix these up under 30 minutes plus baking time. That’s no time at all for a delicious warm crumbly scone.

Get the Kids Involved

We’ve been involving our kids in cooking and baking for most of their lives. But right now, baking is certainly a welcome distraction for everyone, especially the kids. This is a fairly simple recipe for kids and they’ll love getting their hands messy in the dough. My 9 year old actually made the scones in the pictures – entirely on her own!

Gift Idea

I love the idea of giving food as gifts. Who wouldn’t want some homemade blueberry scones? Wrap these homemade scones in parchment paper and some pretty ribbon. Gift these delicious scones to your friends and neighbors!

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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Stick Cold Butter (cut into small cubes)
  • 1/2 Cup yogurt or heavy cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 – 1 1/2 Cups blueberries
  • 1 Lemon (zested)
  • Optional: Sprinkle tops of scones with Turbinado Sugar

Instructions

1.Combine the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt – then cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or fork. Set aside.

2.Whisk together the wet ingredients- yogurt or heavy cream, egg, and vanilla – Add wet ingredients to your dry ingredients.

3. Add your blueberries and lemon zest. I like to use fresh blueberries but if I don’t have fresh, I usually have some frozen in the freezer and they work just as well. (If you use frozen, be sure not to thaw them.)

4.Flour your counter or board and form the dough into a round about 7-8 inches. Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.

5.Cut the dough round to form 8 equal triangles. Pull apart slightly.

6.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Refrigerate scones while you preheat oven.

7.Brush the tops of the scones with some milk and sprinkle with sugar (I like Turbinado Sugar. It makes the scones deliciously sweet and crunchy on top.)

8.Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes. (They should start to get a little bit golden brown).

Homemade Blueberry Scones
Homemade Blueberry Scones

Serving Scones

Traditional English Scones are served with clotted cream but we serve our Homemade Blueberry Scones with butter and our favorite tea. I tend to be partial to English Teas, my favorite is Twinings.

Other Scones

If you don’t have blueberries, these scones are also really good with just the lemon or even a bit of orange zest. My kids will tell you that the best way to make these scones is to skip the fruit and add chocolate chips! I love any kind of scone!

Supplies

Pastry Cutter

Half Sheet Pan

Parchment Paper

Pastry Brush

Blue & White Kitchen Towels

Homemade Blueberry Scones

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